AMD’s latest privacy app will go the extra mile to ensure your screen is secure.
Dim or blur the portions of your screen you’re watching
AMD will release an updated privacy application later in the year that will assist in keeping prying eyes away from your screen via an exciting collaboration with the eye-tracking and head technology firm Eyeware Tech SA.
In the course of their collaboration, Eyeware will provide the chipmaker with its computer vision algorithms that are patent-pending along with machine vision AI to support its AMD Privacy View app.
The privacy application is scheduled to launch at the beginning of 2022. will allow private screen viewing on laptops and PC monitors by blurring or dimming the areas of the screen the user isn’t looking at. But, Privacy View will offer several ways to dim or blur other areas that aren’t in your view to keep your private content and personal information secure.
Additionally, AMD’s privacy program will come with additional options like presence detection that will block your computer, as well as window switching and a gaze pointer to help in various scenarios.
Eye-tracking software based on head and eyes
The new partnership with AMD and Eyeware is in line with the first application for consumers Eyeware Beam, which transforms the iPhone or iPad equipped with Face ID and an integrated TrueDepth camera into a multi-purpose, 6-degree of freedom (6DoF) head and eye tracking device.
The PC gamer can utilize Eyeware Beam to manage the camera in-game for Microsoft Flight Simulator and other games with real-time head movements. In addition, content creators can use the software to live stream live using the overlay for the eye tracker within games, allowing their viewers to see what they are looking at on the game’s screen.
Eyeware’s co-founder Bastjan Prenaj explained in a press release how the collaboration between the company and AMD would demonstrate that hardware is not an obstacle for companies that want to develop head-eye tracking apps and said:
“Past iterations of eye tracking technology involved hardware-based solutions that are too expensive for widespread adoption, or integrated webcam-based solutions that are not reliable. Our platform-independent human perception AI for webcams and 3D cameras bypasses the need for specialized hardware so that AMD and other companies can integrate reliable and cost-effective head and eye tracking technology into consumer applications.”
Companies and interested developers can also create their eye and head tracking PC solutions. Eyeware provides the Eyeware Beam software for development through an API subscription at the cost of $99 per year.